Tom and Liza are the Wind Whistles and they live together in the suburbs of Vancouver, Canada. As an indie folk duo, they both sing and both play acoustic instruments (guitar,bass). Sometimes they play alone and sometimes they bring friends, more times not. They think they sound like a cross of Lemonheads and Violent Femmes while people tell them they sound like a cross of the Decemberists and the Moldy Peaches. Beginning in the spring of 2006, theyve done the usual artist thing: demo, radio, festivals, tours, friends and lots and lots of shows. In 2007, they have released their first full length window sills and try to spread it around as much as they can. Thats why they have decided to re-release their 12-track LP under a creative commons license. Aaahh-records, your new favourite netlabel for absolutely charming music, is very proud to have window sills as their first release and will do its best to promote the album. In April, Tom and Liza have quit their jobs and headed across Canada with the Greenbelt Collective, then alone to Europe in May, June, July, August, and then back across North America in September and October starting on the East Coast. Annually the Wind Whistles organize the celebrated local Beanstalk Folk Festival; a festival in which the Folk is a loose term for some of their favourite artists that arent rock or too loud. The Wind Whistles are notorious do-it-yourselfers and love to meet generous and creative people that make beautiful things happen. So, please do not hesitate to get in touch with them.
May 22, 2008 Subject:
It's not very often that you hear such quality from a netlabel release and even rarer to find an album recorded with REAL instruments!
This is a beautiful set of well-crafted songs from the Vancouver duo and proves that there's more to the netlabel scene than minimal glitch and pretentious "soundscapes". A great listen with plenty of mileage.